Posted on August 2, 2019

An Old Fashioned Quiz

We are feeling a bit nostalgic today at Kevin’s, so let’s do some trivia the old fashioned way, literally. Our topic will be the tried and true timeless classic cocktail, the old fashioned. See what we did there? If not, you probably aren’t going to score very well, but we digress. Speaking of scoring…no Googling, as we’re doing things the old fashioned way, remember? Yes, that was another good old fashioned pun.

Now, on your [Maker’s] Mark, get set, go!

QUESTIONS

  1. Whiskey/bourbon is typically the alcohol base in the famous drink; what is the most common alternative alcohol used if whiskey/bourbon is not?
  2. On what date is National Bourbon Day celebrated annually?
  3. What is the name of the bartender credited with creating the original old fashioned?
  4. The International Bartenders Association (IBA) has three “official” categories of cocktails; in which one is the old fashioned?
  5. Which of these is true?
    All whiskey is bourbon.
    All bourbon is whiskey.
  6. Don Draper from “Mad Men” had a particular liking for the old fashioned; what is the name of the actual person on which the Don Draper character is based?
  7. The famous 1948 book “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embury cites six “basic” drinks, of which the old fashioned is one; what are at least three others?
  8. In what city was the old fashioned originally crafted?
  9. What is the price of what is known as the most expensive old fashioned cocktail called the Impeachment?
  10. What was the first hotel bar to serve the original old fashioned cocktail?
  11. During what years was Prohibition in the United States?
  12. Of the spelling “whisky” and “whiskey,” which is the Scottish version and which is the Irish version?
  13. Either or both of two garnishes top off an old fashioned; which garnishes are they?
  14. What is the Kevin’s version of the old fashioned?
Old Fashioned

Source: https://www.thrillist.com/vice/history-and-origin-of-the-old-fashioned-cocktail

 

ANSWERS:

  1. Whiskey/bourbon is typically the alcohol base in the famous drink; what is the most common alternative alcohol used if whiskey/bourbon is not? Brandy or gin
  2. On what date is National Bourbon Day celebrated annually? June 14th
  3. What is the name of the bartender credited with creating the original old fashioned? James E. Pepper
  4. The International Bartenders Association (IBA) has three “official” categories of cocktails; in which one is the old fashioned? The three categories include: The Unforgettables, Contemporary Classics, and New Era Drinks.  The Unforgettables is the category containing the old fashioned.
  5. Which of these is true?
    All whiskey is bourbon
    = FALSE
    All bourbon is whiskey = TRUE
  6. Don Draper from “Mad Men” had a particular liking for the old fashioned; what is the name of the actual person on which the Don Draper character is based? Draper Daniels
  7. The famous 1948 book “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embury cites six “basic” drinks, of which the old fashioned is one; what are at least three others?
    • Daiquiri
    • Jack Rose
    • Manhattan
    • Martini
    • Sidecar
    • Old Fashioned

  8. In what city was the old fashioned originally crafted Louisville, Kentucky
  9. What is the price of what is known as the most expensive old fashioned cocktail called the Impeachment? $1,500 (and you get to keep the glass, thank goodness!)
  10. What was the first hotel bar to serve the original old fashioned cocktail? The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City
  11. During what years was prohibition in the United States? 1920 to 1933
  12. Of the spelling “whisky” and “whiskey” which is the Scottish version and which is the Irish version?
    Whisky = Scottish
    Whiskey = Irish
  13. Either or both of two garnishes top off an old fashioned; which garnishes are they? Orange peel and Cherry
  14. What is the Kevin’s version of the old fashioned? Cranberry Old Fashioned: An old fashioned with muddled cranberry, bourbon, raw sugar, and angostura bitters

So, how did you do with scoring?

8-14 correct: Cheers to your winning spirit! (Are you catching on to the puns by now?) Someone you love needs to treat you to a cocktail and dinner at Kevin’s.

0-7 correct: Looks like you are paying, so reserve your table at Kevin’s now!

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